Mar 132009
 

One week to go, and I’m still unimpressed by the electoral options for Queensland.


Anna Blight just doesn’t do it for me, and not because she’s female. She’s just not impressive as a political leader. I’m gob-smacked that Health Minister Robinson has managed to hang around as long as he has. The man is simply an incompetant bumbler, or worse, an outright malcontent & liar.
I’m quite impressed by Treasurer, Andrew Fraser. The man gives me much more confidence in Labor government than his leader, and he hardly ever opens his mouth. When he does, what he says is always worth a listen, or maybe it’s the way he delivers? He is definitely a Labor leader in waiting.
And to the LNP, I can only offer this. Get rid of ‘The Borg’ and find someone with character and presence. Lawrence has all the impact of a cold dishcloth. Tim Nicholls – member for Clayfield and one-time pretender to Liberal Party leadership, dispite his newbie status – seems to think the LNP have a good chance at taking government, because fewer of his campaign posters have been vandalised this time around. I’m amazed anyone would bother, given no-one knew who he was when asked in a recent straw poll. Gotta tell you, Tim, polls on possible electoral victories don’t count vandalised campaign posters.
I’ll still vote Labor because that’s what I do, but frankly, I’m hoping Anna gets the tap on the shoulder sooner than later.

  2 Responses to “Roll On Equinox”

  1. Sadly, yours is the choice which most of us are offered periodically, that between the Evil of two (rarely more) Lessers.
    I recently came across a book of old Patrick Cooke cartoons from the 70s – the only difference between then and now (apart from my being a quarter century older) was Don Chip’s Democrats.
    Bearing in mind that he was a long time Liberal, even a Minister at one point, one cries in the dark for an alternative. If only both ‘sides’ could lose – ie the polity might win.

  2. Sadly, yours is the choice which most of us are offered periodically, that between the Evil of two (rarely more) Lessers.
    I recently came across a book of old Patrick Cooke cartoons from the 70s – the only difference between then and now (apart from my being a quarter century older) was Don Chip’s Democrats.
    Bearing in mind that he was a long time Liberal, even a Minister at one point, one cries in the dark for an alternative. If only both ‘sides’ could lose – ie the polity might win.